Period: New Kingdom
Dynasty: Dynasty 18
Reign: Joint reign of Hatshepsut and Thutmose III
Date: ca. 1479–1458 B.C.
Geography: From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Deir el-Bahri, Hatshepsut Hole, MMA excavations, 1922–23
Medium: Limestone, ink
Dimensions: 16 x 14.5 x 4 cm (6 5/16 x 5 11/16 x 1 9/16 in.)
Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1923
Accession Number: 23.3.4
This small sketch depicts a frequently occurring group of hieroglyphs meaning "life, prosperity, and dominion." The grid lines allowed the artist to draw the hieroglyphs at whatever scale was needed.